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Windows 7: Thinking of a new Laptop, what do you all think?

10 Nov 2012   #21
Cymbal Man Freq

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

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10 Nov 2012   #22
tlarseth

Windows 8 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_rtm.120725-1247)
 
 

I just looked at my work computer, it is XP, and has 2GB RAM, and I have 26 tabs open in IE, and 3 tabs open in Chrome Portal, and one of those tabs is Netflix. I have yet to have a crash and this is an everyday occurance.

I would jump on an XP forums and post about it, or run a browser scanner that scans stuff like BHO entries, and I would run a virus scanner like Malwarebytes to check for viruses.
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10 Nov 2012   #23
Cymbal Man Freq

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I used to get by on 2.5 GB of RAM last year, but this year browsers are becoming an increasing problem. I've checked some other forums about it, the general attitude there from 90% of the regulars was, "I've got 16 GB of RAM, it will not be a problem for me!"
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10 Nov 2012   #24
tlarseth

Windows 8 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_rtm.120725-1247)
 
 

Have you tried Opera? It has full flash support, and to me is one of the less resource intensive and is actually pretty secure if you set it up right.
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10 Nov 2012   #25
Cymbal Man Freq

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I tried Opera on my Win 98SE machine around 2003. I wasn't impressed.

I'm on twitter a lot and on my XP machine, twitter refused to work on IE and Firefox after twitter did a layout redesign early this year, so I've been using Chrome since. I view a lot Instagram photos throughout the day, and twitpics, a lot of videos, a lot of news articles, just a vast array of any sort of RAM hungry website. The only way to get the RAM back is to shut down the browser completely, and sometimes a reboot may be more appropriate because there's probably some memory I've never even heard of that's probably maxed out.

My Win 98SE machine had to be rebooted every hour because the heap memory ran out constantly. I couldn't look at more than 75 large photos between reboots.
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10 Nov 2012   #26
Cymbal Man Freq

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Win 7 seems to have more Kernel memory than XP. I had to do some hack to get XP to give me 320 MB of kernel memory so Acronis True Image could work, but I have to reboot between backing up and validating the image because the kernel memory is maxed out. Win 7 seems to have more than 800 MB of kernel memory used up when I run Acronis (currently using 673 MB while I wait for an answer that may not be forthcoming in the backup section of this forum.)
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10 Nov 2012   #27
cytherian

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I agree, USB3 is the big kicker. Really makes a huge difference for people who use USB storage devices. I'm doing a half-baked version right now and realize a 40% improvement (USB 3.0 adapter in an Express Card slot). Full USB 3.0 would be more like 300%.

Very nice specs. Wow, tuck an SSD drive in that baby and it'll be like 20 seconds to cold boot! You might even beat out an iPad.
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10 Nov 2012   #28
tlarseth

Windows 8 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_rtm.120725-1247)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cymbal Man Freq View Post
Win 7 seems to have more Kernel memory than XP. I had to do some hack to get XP to give me 320 MB of kernel memory so Acronis True Image could work, but I have to reboot between backing up and validating the image because the kernel memory is maxed out. Win 7 seems to have more than 800 MB of kernel memory used up when I run Acronis (currently using 673 MB while I wait for an answer that may not be forthcoming in the backup section of this forum.)
Another thing you can do is run MSCONFIG, and remove all uneeded startup files, I recommend manually starting them "When" you need them, they will take up a lot of memory, as far as Opera goes, since they got the deal with Nintendo, they have completely redone their browser, I think it is worth taking a second look at.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cymbal Man Freq View Post
I was thinking about getting a tablet with 1 GB of RAM, but since Adobe abandoned Flash for Android this summer, I wonder if that pretty much disables the internet for hard-core internet surfers; and whether these low RAM devices with Win 8 even thought about memory hungry browsers.
There is a flash 11 apk available so you can still have flash player on your android device, the ICS update removed Flash from the market, but with the apk, I have full flash on my Droid Bionic.
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10 Nov 2012   #29
Cymbal Man Freq

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

"I agree, USB3 is the big kicker. Really makes a huge difference for people who use USB storage devices. I'm doing a half-baked version right now and realize a 40% improvement (USB 3.0 adapter in an Express Card slot). Full USB 3.0 would be more like 300%."

I bought an external Blu-Ray burner a few months ago, and it's frightfully slow compared to my workload while using USB 2.0.
Probably have to get a spare USB 3.0 hard drive to copy to & from for Blu-Ray projects.
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10 Nov 2012   #30
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
I'm interested in the answer to your question.

I just posted (post #44) in Windows 8: Ready, set, preorder asking about downgrading.

Here is a thread i found that you should read.
HP urges consumer customers not to downgrade new PCs to Windows 7 - Computerworld

In your post/specs I don't see what version of Win8 you get, so maybe you have to buy a Win 7 license to downgrade???

I'm guessing this an HP laptop based on this in the specs you posted:
Webcam: HP TrueVision HD
And yet another reason to never buy HP products. HP has been notorious for not upgrading drivers on older equipment when a new OS comes out but now they are doing it in the other direction? Yeesh!
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